The Sweetest Guide to Desserts in Scottsdale, AZ

No visit to Old Town Scottsdale is complete without a stop at the iconic Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor Restaurant &. With its all-pink decor and classic menu, this 50-year-old café offers some of the city's best desserts. Not only that, but you can also admire original drawings by Family Circus creator and Sugar Bowl fan, Bil Keane, which hang on the walls. Humans have an undeniable affinity for sweet treats.

According to research, sugar is the preferred energy source for most or all herbivores and omnivores. Additionally, sweetness has been associated with positive emotions - just look at all the sugary terms of endearment! All of this means that it's perfectly natural to get excited about carefully reading the last section of the menu. Interestingly, desserts weren't always put off until the last course. In Ottoman Turkey and Renaissance Italy, dessert was sandwiched between dishes. The first mentions of dessert as a last course in France date back to the 14th century, but it wasn't until the 17th century that dessert became the name of the last course.

If you're looking for some of the best desserts in Scottsdale, AZ, you're in luck! From luxurious soft drinks to unusual macarons, here are some treats you can't miss when you're in town.

Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor Restaurant &

Bring your family to enjoy some of the best desserts in Scottsdale and enjoy the original creations at Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor Restaurant &. This restaurant offers classic foods and some of the city's best ice cream.

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows

Located inside the Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows, this restaurant deserves a dessert tasting.

Go hungry and order one of each of Chef Morgan Malzahn's creations - she's a sorceress when it comes to balancing flavors and textures! The menu focuses on Arizona ingredients and changes seasonally, so if you see a dessert that seems interesting, be sure to try it. A regular menu item that you really should try is the Little r&r - a Breton sabre with brown butter, cremeux, rhubarb and raspberry consommé and rhubarb infused with thyme and ruby vinegar mirror. This juxtaposition of sweet blonde chocolate and rhubarb cake with a touch of herbaceous brilliance is crunchy, creamy and sweet - a perfect balance of flavors and textures.


Pastry chef Jenna Leurquin's macarons have a perfect texture and flavor - so you can choose any of them and be happy! But if you're looking for something special, try Earl Grey. The color of the macaron is a cross between purple and gray - when you bite it, the peel resists a bit before giving way to its chewy texture merging with the Earl Grey ganache inside.

The famous British black tea is flavored with bergamot and orange oil - its subtle flavor shows.

Guava Cupcake

Be sure to share your guava cupcake with someone - you'll want to share the pleasure and surprise of the first bite! The light and ethereal chiffon cake is filled with guava, covered with guava glaze and drizzled with a guava glaze - its sweetness and acid run smoothly through your taste buds.

Fried Tortilla

This fried tortilla with cheesecake filling is sprinkled with Argentinian Dulce de Leche and cinnamon sugar. Despite being fried, this treat isn't heavy - it's easy to come back for another bite (and then another) before it's all over!

Fall Farmers Market

During summertime, this bakery only accepts online orders - visit their website for their Fall Farmers Market calendar.

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